1Y00 0440 York to London Kings Cross

1Y00 0440 York to London Kings Cross

6th January 2023 1 By SilverCobra126

This scenario is for ATS’s ECML London Kings Cross to Leeds/York merged route and is based on the real world timetable data and running information for 02/12/2022 as provided by www.realtimetrains.co.uk

Since the summer of 2019 the Class 800 and 801 ‘Azuma’ trains have been the mainstay of LNER’s fleet, gradually replacing the InterCity 225s and HSTs that were familiar sights along the East Coast Main Line. However, due to a fault with cracks developing on the frames of the Class 80x series of trains in mid-2021 and a shortage of units to run their intended timetable, LNER reinstated a small fleet of InterCity 225s to relieve the pressure from their Azumas, with these running select services between London Kings Cross and Leeds/York.

On a bitterly-cold early morning in December you will be in charge of an IC225 set powered by 91109 ‘Sir Bobby Robson’ on service 1Y00, the 0440 from York to London Kings Cross. This is the first southbound LNER service of the day to reach Kings Cross, and as such the network will be exceptionally quiet for most of your run. However as you approach the last leg from Peterborough to London, things will pick up dramatically with the morning peak starting.

**UPDATE 07/03/2023: With the arrival of the Armstrong Powerhouse Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack V2.0 and the removal of V1.0 from their website, I’ve added a new version of the scenario that uses V2.0. The original scenario using V1.0 will remain for users who have this version and are yet to upgrade to V2.0.

The following add-ons, enhancement packs and reskins (and their dependencies) are required to run this scenario:

– East Coast Main Line London – Peterborough
– East Coast Main Line Modern – York to Peterborough
– Chatham Main Line
– European Loco & Assets Pack
– Freightliner Class 66 V2.0
– EWS Class 66 V2.0
– Powerhaul Class 66 V2.0
– InterCity Class 91
– Network South East Class 159 DMU
– Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ DMU
– Grand Central Class 180 ‘Adelante’ DMU
– Thameslink BR Class 700 EMU

Armstrong Powerhouse
– Class 66 Enhancement Pack
– Class 91/Mk4 Enhancement Pack
– Class 158/159 (Cummins) Enhancement Pack
– Class 168/170/171 Enhancement Pack
– Class 377/379/387 Enhancement Pack
– Class 700/707/717 Enhancement Pack
– Class 800-803 Enhancement Pack
– Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack / SWEP V2.0 (separate downloads for each version are included)
– FSA/FTA Wagon Pack
– MEA/PNA-F Wagon Pack

– The East Coast Mainline – London Kings Cross to Leeds and York Merge
– Alan Thomson Simulation and Imbue Studios – Class 185 Multiple Unit Pack
– InterCity 225 LNER/VTEC Pack
– 387202 Great Northern Purple Logos reskin
– Class 387/3 Ex-C2C – Great Northern reskin
– Class 700/707/717 (AP) Destinations Patch
– Class 80x extra equipments patch

Major Wales Design
– East Midlands Railway Class 158 reskin
– Arriva Rail Northern Class 170 reskin
– Class 180 Revamp Pack

– AP Class 700/707/717 EP Patch

Difficulty – Easy
Duration – 140 minutes

Important Notes regarding SPAD
As you progress through the scenario there will be three locations where you will need to request a SPAD with the signaller. These locations are the following:

– On the approach to Doncaster station, in order to cross over to platform 4
– On departure of Doncaster station
– Just before rejoining the main line at Doncaster Decoy South Junction (after crossing the bridge over the main line)

Install Instructions
To install the scenario, simply extract the ‘Content’ folder into your ‘Railworks’ folder (…\Steamapps\Common\Railworks\)